COWARDLY LION COSTUME FROM ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ . WHERE IS IT NOW?

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COWARDLY LION COSTUME FROM ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ’ . WHERE IS IT NOW?

The journey of the Cowardly Lion’s costume from The Wizard Of Oz, a piece of Hollywood history that was almost lost. When MGM filed bankruptcy, during the cleanup of the lot, the costume was rescued … years later thrown in the trash. Discover the magic that saved this artistic masterpiece from an ill fate. Lahr’s costume was made of two real lionskins, weighed over fifty pounds, and was extremely hot and uncomfortable to work in. He claimed it was like “working inside a mattress.” When Lahr was on the set, the lights would be turned off and the soundstage doors opened for fresh air every half hour so he wouldn’t suffocate. How did the Lion’s tail move? Look carefully in some scenes, and you can see how it moved. It was on a fishing line, and there was a man in the stage rafters with a fishing pole who would swish it around. Lahr would sometimes hold the tail, and those are the scenes where the line was let loose. *No copyright infringement intended* www.youtube.com

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